|Almost perfectly vertical laths. Mind the gap though!|
|Doesn't look like a bathroom, but it does say WC on the wall.|
|Top of the installation shaft, looking down into kitchen.|
|Shortcut closed off :(|
|Toilet cistern now looks like a proper corner toilet.|
This is a job I'd put off for too long, but the main reason that got me doing it was to get the blocks out of the living room for the next major undertaking: the wiring.
I've never wired a house before, but our friend Sace, who is a master electrician, gave me simple instructions, so I can break it down into stages. The first stage is to get the basic wiring for each room done, leading cables from a central distribution point in each room to where sockets or lights will be, forming chains between them if needed. It's light, enjoyable work, with the hardest thing deciding how to best run cables so they are hidden. Of course, there are standards to follow in terms of the height of sockets from the floor, heights of switches etc, but once you have a list, it's easy (and as an ex-surveyor, it's nice to have exact measurements to work off).
|We need lots of sockets where the telly will end up.|
|Beams will be visible, so cables have to go through them|
To keep the pace, I have to remove the only remaining floorboards on this level, in our bedroom. I'd left this as a kind of workshop, but it has to go, so i need to find somewhere solid to store tools and materials until a temporary floor is put in.